In this case, it's what ZnT should have been.
Not only that, Taiga doesn't really care what other people think of her like Louise does. The worst thing about Louise is how she beats Saito to make herself look good to her friends.
In Taiga's case, she has a hugeass crush on another guy, and she doesn't care about what she looks like with Ryuuji. I mean, look at the latest chapter.
Not only that, later in the manga (in a few chapters) there's a situation where they come to school together all tired and the class thinks they fucked.